ojuloge monument


The ‘Ojuloge’ monument unveiled by the Lagos State Government on Thursday is to celebrate womanhood and educate the public on how to discourage violence against women.

Gov. Akinwumi Ambode said this during the unveiling of the structure erected at the open intersection between the National Theatre complex and the Nigerian Breweries complex at Iganmu, Lagos State.

Ambode was represented at the event by the Lagos State Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule.

Ambode in his speech said, “The commissioning of this monument is also part of the activities to celebrate Lagos @ 50.

“The structure depicts the beauty of the Lagos woman and seeks to educate the public that our culture does not tolerate any form of abuse of our women.

“The abstract monument, called ‘Ojuloge,’ conveys a sense of style and fashion as well as depicts the concept of a beautiful Lagos woman.”

The governor said the statue, alongside other monuments across the state, represents an important part of Lagos State’s commitment to promoting tourism.

He said, “This will serve as an important tourist attraction and also tell our stories to visitors in a creative manner. The statue represents who we are as a people. It also represents our heritage which can be preserved for generations coming behind us.’’

Ambode  however, urged the public to protect the statue against vandalism through inappropriate and unauthorised contact to guarantee its longevity.

Also, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Adebimbe Akinsola, said that ‘Ojuloge’ was just one out of 19 structures to be inaugurated across the state.

“Since the inception of this present administration, there has been tremendous development in all sectors across the state transforming Lagos State to an Iconic city, “she said.

The commissioner also assured residents of the state that the six art theatres would soon be established.